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RATINGS: 2337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bartlebier (3387) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 120z bottle bbAUG2016. Bref: an industrially weak perversion of a thin spiked Belgian Wit just beneath Blue Moon in adjunct-laden radler-i-fication. - Ar: virtually none, spent banana peel starches and old sweet vanilla powder. Tastes like a low-fat yoghurt infused with artificial vanilla, slick and yet watery in mouthfeel. Lemon peel and the paradise grains must have evaporated, leaving an empty wheat peel of summer sadness and sad summeriness on banana-botoxed lips. Cf. Widmer Hefe for a parallel take on a German Weizen. #SadUSWheatAles

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sarpa (1367) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pours clear light golden with a small white head. Grainy aroma, some citrus and hay in the aroma. Light straw, grainy flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (567) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Willie's Ice House. Hazy, orangish yellow, white head. Aroma is wheat and lemon. Crisp, citrus flavor. Nice summer brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12883) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with mango and and pineapple, along with a spicy touch. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour with bready malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OrthoDoc (185) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Clear yellow, easy drinking summer beer. Wheat flavor with a hint of citrus. Bland and not worth a repurchase. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Very summery aroma but the taste is a bit too grapy or zesty for me. It leaves just a bitter taste and not enough fruitiness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (3424) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Keg at The Standard. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of orange pith, cigarette butt and white bread. Flavour of straw, apricot and a grassy, bitter finish. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Fruity but I feel it doesn’t quite gel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BBE Apr 17, from Alko, 20160625) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, fruitiness and lemonade. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, fruitiness, lemonade and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet. A lemonade in a beer bottle. Not for me, thanks.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (6412) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2016
355ml bottle from Alko. Poured deep golden color with a thin white head. Malts, orange, floral notes in aroma. Bit dull. Not much flavor actually. Quite smooth, light. Lemony finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (1109) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2016
355 ml, bottled. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma: Malt, mint. Lemon. Taste: Medium sweet, malt, zesty tones. Notes of herbs, pepper. Grains. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation. Minty flavours. Ok.


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